Workshops for
January, 2013

 
Tour of Meditation Practices   (1/1 from 6:15 - 7 pm)
Hundreds of approaches to relaxation/centering/meditation have been developed over the centuries, and each has its own charm, benefits and wisdom. We explore one new approach each meeting. This lets you work some relaxation into your life while building a repertoire of stress-management techniques for improving your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Ages 12 and up. Free. (Return to calendar)
 
Boasters, Inc.   (1/3 from 7 - 9 pm)
Here's your chance to dust off your old accomplishments, actual or imagined, and really shine! You have probably rarely had a chance to brag about what you've done, so here's it is! Boast your way to happiness and be regaled with applause from your very own peanut gallery! Free for members. Space is limited, so RSVP now to reserve your place! (MEMBERS ONLY.) (Return to calendar)
 
Video Explorations   (1/5 from 6 - 10:30 pm)
["Hope Springs" with Meryl Streep [PG-13].] Most Saturday nights, you'll find us watching a popular movie here at the Center in a fun, informal atmosphere. Then we have a discussion. We don't discuss the movie, though; we discuss personal growth issues and themes that came up in the movie. So we're not doing a "Siskel and Ebert" type of review, but rather an in-depth personal growth process that helps us get to know ourselves and each other better. During the discussion we learn and practice essential communication skills like I-Statements and Open-Ended Questions, so that we can apply them more effectively in the rest of our lives. Each month there's a different general topic for the videos, ranging from Relationships to Overcoming Obstacles to Remarkable People. Come join us! Ages 18 and up. Free. (Return to calendar)
 
Chitchat & Chow   (1/8 from 11:45 am - 1 pm)
[Discussion Topic: Relationships at Bombay Grill, 3249-3 Bee Caves Road (Westwood Shopping Center).] Tackle a personal growth topic with a lively group of thinkers while savoring a new cuisine at one of Austin's many fascinating restaurants. Topics range from Money to Creativity to Careers to Spiritual Growth. Ages 18 and up. Free (except for cost of meal). (Return to calendar)
  
Cultivating Creativity Thru Crafts   (1/11 from 7 - 9 pm)
Participants will be building bead-based jewelry, so they can take home a pair or two, specially designed by themselves, by the end of the evening! Presented by local artist Pam Chambers. Ages 16 and up. $20 (materials included). $15 for members. Class size is limited to the first 6 participants, so RSVP now to reserve your place! (Return to calendar)
 
Video Explorations   (1/12 from 6 - 10:30 pm)
["MIB 3" with Tommy Lee Jones [PG-13].] Most Saturday nights, you'll find us watching a popular movie here at the Center in a fun, informal atmosphere. Then we have a discussion. We don't discuss the movie, though; we discuss personal growth issues and themes that came up in the movie. So we're not doing a "Siskel and Ebert" type of review, but rather an in-depth personal growth process that helps us get to know ourselves and each other better. During the discussion we learn and practice essential communication skills like I-Statements and Open-Ended Questions, so that we can apply them more effectively in the rest of our lives. Each month there's a different general topic for the videos, ranging from Relationships to Overcoming Obstacles to Remarkable People. Come join us! Ages 18 and up. Free. (Return to calendar)
 
Peace Sunday   (1/13 from 1 - 3 pm)
In an effort to improve the peaceful conditions in the world, we host a monthly quiet meditation, where all beliefs and religious traditions are honored. Following the meditation, participants are welcome to join in a potluck brunch and share camaraderie and croissants. Ages 14 and up. Free. (Return to calendar)
 
Tour of Meditation Practices   (1/15 from 6:15 - 7 pm)
Hundreds of approaches to relaxation/centering/meditation have been developed over the centuries, and each has its own charm, benefits and wisdom. We explore one new approach each meeting. This lets you work some relaxation into your life while building a repertoire of stress-management techniques for improving your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Ages 12 and up. Free. (Return to calendar)
  
Dream Shop   (1/16 from 7 - 9 pm)
Dreams are an untapped source of self-discovery, and most of us don't realize we create hundreds of intriguing images in our dreams every night. In this workshop, you'll use those images to start resolving emotional conflicts in your life. As a result, you'll leave feeling clearer, more self-confident and more empowered. Presented by Robert McGarey, M.A. Ages 18 and up. $20 fee. $10 for members. Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for some professionals. Class size is limited to the first 12 participants, so RSVP now to reserve your place! (Return to calendar)
 
Meet & Greet AHP Board   (1/19 from 6 - 9 pm)
Our Executive Director, Bob McGarey, is a member of the Board of Directors of the national Association for Humanistic Psychology, and he invited them to Austin for their semi-annual meeting. So as members, we get to hobnob on Saturday night with some of the pivotal figures in the field right here at the Center! It's a potluck, so bring something good to share, plus a little extra for the AHP board members who will have been working their tails off at this marathon three-day meeting! Free, but don't forget to bring something yummy to share! Space is limited, so RSVP now to reserve your place! (MEMBERS ONLY.) (Return to calendar)
 
Chuckle Your Way To Enlightenment   (1/23 from 7 - 9:30 pm)
["The Court Jester" with Danny Kaye [NR].] A good belly laugh doesn't just feel good, it actually boosts our immune systems and improves our health. So we encourage laughter each month with an event designed for just plain fun. We watch humorous flicks, visit comedy clubs or attend other events that promise a hilarious time for all. Free for members. Space is limited, so RSVP now to reserve your place! (MEMBERS ONLY.) (Return to calendar)
  
Career Testing Workshop   (1/26 from 10 am - 4:30 pm)
Skills, dreams, creativity, money!. How do you mix these together and find a satisfying career? This workshop, using supportive group interaction and the Self-Directed Search standardized test, will help you find out. $75 includes materials. $50 for members. Continuing Education Units (CEU's) are available for some professionals. Class size is limited to the first 12 participants, so RSVP now to reserve your place! (Return to calendar)
 
Board Meeting   (1/27 from 2:30 - 4:30 pm)
As a nonprofit, the Board of Directors establishes our mission and goals, and develops policies and procedures to help us move effectively in that direction. Our Board meetings are open to the public; feel free to come and share your energy and ideas to help us tap the creativity, love and playfulness of the human spirit. No charge. (Return to calendar)
 
Me Tarzan, You Jane: Effective Communication Between Men & Women   (1/29 from 7 - 9 pm)
What would Tarzan say to Jane if he could speak better English? This discussion group/workshop provides a chance to learn whether men really are from Mars, and how men and women can communicate anyway. Free. (Return to calendar)



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